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A recent article in the Faith & Values column of our local newspaper prompted me to write a note of appreciation to the author.  She had written about the longing for connection, friendship and community that resides within our human hearts.  I was surprised when she replied that she thought she was the only one thinking about these things.

Upon reflection, I’m not really as surprised as I thought at first.  Our culture has morphed into an artificial “selfie” turf where our primary focus is ourselves, our keyboards, our Instagrams–a craving to carve some small slice of significance upon the landscape of globalization’s impersonal massiveness.  We seem in a mad rush to digitalize everything.  It may be that we’re losing touch with each other at the soul level in the process.

As a writer I strive to connect with this culture.  At the same time I resist its whirlpool magnetism…

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